What Are The Most Common Standard Sizes Of Metal Buildings?   

Metal building sizes are only limited to a person’s imagination. Metal builders can construct small buildings ideal for shop use, or large-scale projects can be completed. The most common, standard size options include sizes that are in high demand.

The most common sizes are:

  • 30 x 30
  • 30 x 60
  • 50 x 50
  • 50 x 60
  • 50 x 80
  • 60 x 100
  • 100 x 200

Which Building Sizes Are Used for Most Often?

30 x 30 Metal Building Uses

A 30 x 30 building is a column-free building that comes in an easy-to-assemble kit and costs less than similar stick-built alternatives. These metal buildings are ideal for:

  • Farms
  • Sheds
  • Man caves
  • Storage
  • Carports
  • Personal workshops

The 30 x 30 metal building provides a wide-open space with no columns. The open space also makes this building size ideal for agriculture use and storage.

30 x 60 Metal Building Uses

A 30 x 60 metal building is a good choice for storage, but it lacks the width to make it a good option for store fronts and office spaces. The building has many residential applications, which often include a split space with half storage and half for another purpose, such as half the space being for a fitness center.

The top choices for this size building are:

  • Garage
  • Workshops
  • Storage
  • Office

If the width were wider, this would be a good building for small plane hangars.

50 x 50 Metal Building Uses

A 50 x 50 building provides 2,500 square feet of space with no columns or supports to interrupt the free-flowing space. Buildings of this size have several uses with the most common being:

  • Commercial centers
  • Large-scale storage
  • Workshops
  • Churches
  • Agricultural

Buildings can be customized to add windows and doors to the structure. Churches can also have custom tops and features put in place to conform to the normal church look and feel.

50 x 80 Metal Building Uses

The 50 x 80 space offers residential and commercial applications. A 50-foot width is optimal for:

  • Garages
  • Office space
  • Store fronts
  • Farm shops
  • Rental storage units
  • Churches

A 50’ width is the most versatile size option and allows for a wide range of uses from personal garages to rental storage units.

60 x 100 Metal Building Uses

The 60 x 100 metal building provides a space that can easily be separated into two areas of operation. Office space, where customers are in one area and employees in the other, are ideal for this space.

A 60 x 100 metal building can be utilized for:

  • Retail stores
  • Churches
  • Auto shops
  • Restaurants
  • Healthcare facilities

The 60 x 100 and 50 x 100 have a similar usage pattern, with the 60 x 100 offering additional space.

100 x 200 Metal Building Uses

A large-scale building that offers impressive interior space. The 100 x 200 metal buildings are often used for one main purpose: agricultural storage. These massive buildings can also be converted into offices and retail spaces.

The buildings are also used for:

  • Recreation centers
  • Casinos
  • Fitness centers
  • Sports complexes
  • Riding arenas
  • Manufacturing

Large-scale machinery and trucks can confidently be placed inside the 100 x 200 building.

What are Common Shop Sizes?

Metal building dimensions vary based on the consumer’s requirement. Shops sizes, when considering a personal shop, are often buildings that are in the following sizes:

  • 30 x 30
  • 30 x 40
  • 50 x 60 (auto shops)

The 30 x 30 and 30 x 40 offer 900 square feet and 1,200 square feet of space.



What are 40’ Wide Metal Building Uses?

A metal building with a 40’ width can be used for residential and smaller commercial applications. The width is only part of the equation. Forty-foot-wide models can have a length of 60’ – 100’ or more.

The 40’ building is ideal for smaller store fronts, large residential garages or workshops and also make a great option for a budget-friendly office space.

What are 50’ Wide Metal Building Uses?

An additional 10 feet in width allows for a plethora of different applications for a metal building. Length allows for more overall space, storage and splitting of space, but width plays a much more integral role in the function of a metal building.

The 50’ models allow for the building to be suited for:

  • Automotive uses
  • Farm shops
  • Agricultural use
  • Rental storage
  • Office rooms
  • Churches

A larger width allows the building to better fit commercial automotive uses. The exterior of the building may include bay doors that allow for two or more bays to be used for a mechanic shop.

What are 60’ Wide Metal Building Uses?

The 60’ wide models add even more functionality to the space. Medium-sized agricultural equipment will be much easier to place in this space thanks to the wider width. At 60’ wide, this is the ideal space for recreation buildings.

Length can go up to 120’ or more, allowing for enough space for a medium-sized working farm as well as enough space for a larger recreation facility.

What are 70’ Wide Metal Building Uses?

Larger buildings benefit from the 70’ width. A larger width of this size allows the space to be ideal for trucking. Large trucks may be difficult to place inside a smaller width building and pose more of a risk in smaller spaces.

The 70’ width and range of lengths up to 200’ allow for a metal building to function as an auto shop for trucks.

These larger buildings have limitless potential, with some of the buildings being divided as multiple office or retail spaces. The width also allows for large-scale storage.

What are 80’ Wide Metal Building Uses?

The sky is the limit with the 80’ wide models. Length can go up to 200’ and the buildings are ideal for heavy farm equipment. The width and space allow for larger pieces of farm equipment to be maneuvered and stored in the space.

The size also allows for parts and other necessities to be stored in the space.

What are 100’ Wide Metal Building Uses?

A massive building, the 100’ wide metal buildings can be used for any of the purposes above, but they’re primarily seen on large-scale farms. The space offered by these large buildings improves the efficiency on the farm and allows for more than enough storage space.

Length can go up to 300’, so the farm can divide areas of the building for retail shops, storage and also equipment storage.

The buildings can also be used for large retail centers or office spaces. Customization and an infinite possibility of layouts allows for these large metal buildings to serve a variety of functions.